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Black man records Florida cop calling him a ‘piece of sh*t n*gger’ in pizza dispute

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A Florida police officer resigned hours after the revelation of video showing him use a racial slur against a black man.

Officer Michael Naples, a rookie St. Petersburg police officer, stepped down after the video was released showing him insult a man after issuing him a court summons, reported WFTS-TV.

The officer responded to a dispute between a pizza delivery driver and a customer who was accused of striking the driver’s vehicle with a fire extinguisher.

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Naples issued a notice of referral to the man for criminal mischief, but the officer got into an argument with the man as he was leaving.

The black man, Levonte Daniels, recorded video of the encounter on his cell phone, and Naples can be heard calling him a “piece of sh*t n*gger.”

Daniels said the insult “really hurt.”

“It’s not the first time I’ve been called that word,” Daniels told Bay News 9. “So it didn’t hurt because I was called that word, it hurt because that was a police officer.”

Department supervisors met with Naples, who was a probationary officer sworn in last July, to watch the video and discuss his remarks to the man.

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Naples resigned from the department, but he would have been fired if he had not.

“We hold our officers to the highest professional standard,” said Chief of Police Anthony Holloway. “The use of profanity and racial slurs is not tolerated under any circumstances.”

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WATCH: New Zealand prime minister unfazed as quake hits during an interview

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A moderate 5.6-magnitude earthquake rattled New Zealand's North Island early Monday but failed to crack Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern's trademark composure as she conducted a live television interview.

The quake struck just off the coast before 8:00 am local time (2000 Sunday GMT) at a depth of about 52 kilometres (32 miles) near Levin, about 90 kilometres north of Wellington, the US Geological Survey said.

St John Ambulance and New Zealand Police both said there were no initial reports of injuries or damage. There was no tsunami warning.

But there was sustained shaking in Wellington, where Ardern was being interviewed on breakfast television from parliament's Beehive building, which is designed to absorb seismic forces by swaying slightly on its foundations.

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US farmers are starting to worry as crop prices dip during COVID-19 crisis: ‘It’s kind of glum’

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Dave Burrier steered his tractor through a field, following a GPS map as he tried to plant as much corn as possible amid the yellow and green rye covering the ground.

Striving to get a massive yield out of his crops in rural Maryland is how Burrier hopes to make it through yet another uncertain year, beset by market disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and renewed trade tensions between the United States and China.

"We've had so much price erosion that we're basically at below the cost of production. We've got to figure out how to manage and turn a profit," Burrier told AFP.

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‘It’s the first time I’ve played golf in almost 3 months’: Trump makes excuses for golfing during coronavirus pandemic

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President Donald Trump was blasted on Sunday for playing golf during the coronavirus pandemic, a dramatic economic recession and after proclaiming churches "essential."

Instead of joining his voters sitting in the pews, Trump went for the links, which drew criticisms for the hypocrisy.

"Sleepy Joe’s representatives have just put out an ad saying that I went to play golf (exercise) today. They think I should stay in the White House at all times. What they didn’t say is that it’s the first time I’ve played golf in almost 3 months, that Biden was constantly vacationing, relaxing & making shady deals with other countries, & that Barack was always playing golf, doing much of his traveling in a fume spewing 747 to play golf in Hawaii - Once even teeing off immediately after announcing the gruesome death of a great young man by ISIS!" tweeted Trump.

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